Recovery is an integral component of any surgical procedure, including a breast augmentation. Breast implants must be placed through an incision, typically within the inframammary fold or crease beneath your breasts. For most patients, this incision is not large, but it’s important to give your body the time that it needs to heal properly. Many patients don’t want to deal with this downtime which is why I’d say that recovery is probably the single biggest deterrent when it comes to deciding on surgery. For this reason, I am beyond thrilled to be able to offer my Long Island breast patients a safe, exemplary breast augmentation result with only 24 hours of downtime. With my One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™, you can not only head out to dinner the same night as surgery, but you can do so without having to take anything stronger than an Advil or Tylenol.
Benefits of One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™
One of the many reasons why breast augmentation is a pillar of my practice is the fact that it delivers a huge bang for its buck. Increasing your breast volume with an appropriate sized implant can literally transform the look of your entire torso — making your waist look narrower, your abdomen appear flatter and your buttocks seem more lifted. By restoring proper proportion to your body contour, we create harmony. And the human eye is hardwired to perceive a body in harmony as being more youthful, vital and energetic. These outward benefits can also have a positive impact on how you feel on the inside.
Further benefits of the One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™ in particular include:
- No need for narcotic pain medications, sedatives or muscle relaxers
- Ability to go out to dinner with family & friends the night of surgery
- Few limitations on normal activities from the night of surgery on (other than aerobic exercise)
- Encouraged to lift your arms over your head immediately after surgery
- Considerably lower revision rate
The latter is a big boon. The revision rate with conventional techniques, which is the need for another surgery, for the 3 years following a breast procedure can be as high as 15 – 40%. But the rate with my unique technique is only 2%. With the One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™, all of the usual impediments to returning to a normal life after surgery are simply not an issue.
How Does One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation Work™?
The key difference between my One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™ and another surgeon’s standard breast augmentation is in how we handle the breast tissue. Swelling, bruising and post-operative pain and/or discomfort all result from trauma to the tissues. In a breast augmentation, an incision is usually made beneath the breast, the tissues are lifted using a blunt dissector to create a pocket, often beneath the muscle, and the breast implant is inserted into said pocket. All this jostling around makes the skin and tissues of the breast angry. However, in the One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™, I don’t use a blunt dissector (which performs like the name implies). Instead, I practice very gentle tissue handling, using an electrocautery device. It resembles a fine tipped pencil that emits concentrated electrical energy that calmly divides your tissues without tearing them. This is why the recovery is so much easier. I also practice the same techniques in my other breast surgery procedures. So, your recovery from a breast augmentation with a breast lift is also only 24 hours. My goal with any breast procedure is to create a beautiful result with as little negative impact as possible on your day-to-day life.
To find out more a Get Up and Go- One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation with Dr. Mark Epstein in Hauppauge, Long Island, contact us today or call 631-689-1100 to schedule a consultation.